Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D., University of California, San Diego
Training Area: Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology|Behavior Analysis
Research Interests: Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Models, Autism, Attention, Comparative Cognition
A current research focus of Dr. Ploog is on behavioral animal models to study abnormal attention patterns in children with autism. He is also directly studying attention processes (incl. language) in these children. He is now affiliated with three CUNY PhD programs (Biopsychology & Behavioral Neuroscience and Learning Processes & Behavior Analysis, both in psychology, and Neuroscience in biology). He has taught primarily behavior analysis and statistics courses.